Visit Nelson Tasman! Known for its beautiful reserves and national parks which offer excellent walking and tramping. There are many outdoor recreation options, from kayaking in the Abel Tasman Park to walking the Heaphy Track, one of New Zealand’s nine ‘great walks. The coasts and lakes are ideal for swimming, boating, sailing, and fishing. Golden Bay particularly is famous for its unspoiled sandy beaches and is popular with alternative lifestylers for its fertile farmland and distance from mainstream society.